Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing Challenge 2013



[PDF] ✓ Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing Challenge 2013 By Gerard Cappa – E17streets4all.co.uk This is a collection of writing from members of the Goodreads Ireland Group All keen readers, the members accepted the challenge to contribute to the collection to mark The Gathering Ireland the year This is a collection of writing from members The Goodreads PDF/EPUB ç of the Goodreads Ireland Group All keen readers, the members accepted the challenge to contribute Míle Fáilte: eBook ↠ to the collection to mark The Gathering Irelandthe year long celebration of Ireland, its people and all that is great about its connections, both Fáilte: The Goodreads ePUB ´ at home and abroad With The Gathering as a broad theme, group members were invited to take up the challenge to produce a collection to be published as this e book The only criterion applied was that contributors would not be existing Goodreads Authors, so this is a first time publishing experience for all these contributors Some have not produced a creative writing piece since they were at school a long time ago for some, not so long for others The pieces are printed here as they were received, and were not edited, revised or curated in any way Some contributors communicated over the Goodreads Group exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, offering encouragement Others opted to work on their own As well as being a rewarding creative project in its own right, the Goodreads IrelandWriting Challenge will deliver an additional tangible benefit all profits from sale of this e book will be donated to the National Adult Literacy Agency, an independent charity in the Republic of Ireland committed to supporting people experiencing numeracy and literacy difficulties to access learning opportunities Bernie, Jack, Lucia, Declan, Barbara, Cathleen, Edmund and Ted all started with a blank page and now see their work published As well as representing a satisfactory conclusion of this particular challenge for each of the writers, the publication of this collection should prove to be an inspiration for our fellow Goodreads Ireland Group members Why not set your own challenge to write a creative piece this year.Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing Challenge 2013

Chan amh in saor ach GaelachThe Irish proverb The Goodreads PDF/EPUB ç says Ar sc th a ch ile a mhaireann na daoine we live in each Míle Fáilte: eBook ↠ others shadows This is an observation that we depend on each other, and should therefore be benevolent and supportive of other peopleIt could also Fáilte: The Goodreads ePUB ´ mean that none of us are the autonomous individualists as idealized by modern western culture the free thinking independent, responsible only to our individual conscience which we have each created in isolationI was born in the north of Ireland in , and was therefore years old when the Troubles restarted in Blood from a Shadow is by no means a Troubles book, nor is it an attempt by me to rationalize or give my version of who were the heroes and who the traitors For one thing, I don t feel entitled to bend my characters to suit that purpose For another, I must confess to feeling an unease, even a slight antagonism, when I read some other books that handle the subject badly, or lazily too many lives were damaged, too many survivors still hurt, to excuse the comic book narratives that exploit their suffering and do justice to no oneLike every other year old, I learned to live a life we thought was normal, even if that normality was a heady fusion of the shadow cast by warrior heroes, the baggage of competing cultural realities and our collective premonition that it would get worse before it would get betterAnyway, forty something years later, and it is better Not perfect, maybe a work in progress, but better, and good enough to permit me to delve into some of those notions of free will, predetermination and the influence of our hand me down attitudes Of course, it isn t only the Irish who receive cultural certainties, and I hope Blood from a Shadow creaks open the lid to shed a little doubt on the self confirming shibboleths that turn slogans into war cries across the east west divide.

Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing
    Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing to be published as this e book The only criterion applied was that contributors would not be existing Goodreads Authors, so this is a first time publishing experience for all these contributors Some have not produced a creative writing piece since they were at school a long time ago for some, not so long for others The pieces are printed here as they were received, and were not edited, revised or curated in any way Some contributors communicated over the Goodreads Group exchanging ideas, sharing experiences, offering encouragement Others opted to work on their own As well as being a rewarding creative project in its own right, the Goodreads IrelandWriting Challenge will deliver an additional tangible benefit all profits from sale of this e book will be donated to the National Adult Literacy Agency, an independent charity in the Republic of Ireland committed to supporting people experiencing numeracy and literacy difficulties to access learning opportunities Bernie, Jack, Lucia, Declan, Barbara, Cathleen, Edmund and Ted all started with a blank page and now see their work published As well as representing a satisfactory conclusion of this particular challenge for each of the writers, the publication of this collection should prove to be an inspiration for our fellow Goodreads Ireland Group members Why not set your own challenge to write a creative piece this year."/>
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  • Míle Fáilte: The Goodreads Ireland Group Writing Challenge 2013
  • Gerard Cappa
  • English
  • 08 June 2019

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  1. says:

    This e book was a product of the Goodreads Ireland 2013 Writing Challenge One of our members, a writer himself, got the idea of challenging other members who had never written anything before outside of work writing, or other unspecified exceptions to write something The submissions were to be collected, unedited, into an e book which would be published, largely at his expense.Several members signed on There was a theme suggested, Ireland the Gathering , which was a national celebration in This e book was a product of the Goodreads Ireland 2013 Writing Challenge One of our members, a writer himself, got the idea of challenging other members who had never written anything before outside of work writing, or other unspecified exceptions to write something The submissions were to be collected, unedited, into an e book which would be published, largely at his expense.Several members signed on There was a theme suggested, Ireland the Gathering , which was a national celebration in Ireland last year, encouraging people of Irish descent to visit their ancestral land However there was no enforcement of that theme, and as far as I can tell it was generally ignored However, the very attractive cover design depicts the theme.The book consists of ten short stories, three poems, and one longer story, almost novella length.Of course these pieces were not of the technical stature of published, well known writers though frankly I felt that a few of them came pretty close And the experience of reading them was thoroughly enjoyable I was never bored, easy reading from front to back One of the stories was very funny, and others evoked quite well feelings of loss, nostalgia, and human experience So given all that, I would agree with another reviewer here that the writing was probably better than the average person might expect from a project like this.But even then, I cannot give a five star rating, for two reasons First, this is basically a self published book, and I m always a little perplexed when such books are given five stars by their authors Does that mean they think they couldn t have been any better The second reason is that I was the writer of the long story which is probably over half the book , and I know darn well that could have been better Just for starters, about a third of it could have been thrown out So giving myself a 3, and all the rest of the efforts somewhere in the 4 5 range Well I ve chosen 4 stars, but I ll say probably 3 would be what I would judge the best compromise view spoiler I found the experience of writing my story it was called Gaelach Taisteal, Irish Travels to be one of the most exhausting, yet most satisfying of my life Looking back on it, I m amazed at the work that was required, and also struck by the way the story took on a life of its own, and kept twisting and turning into new themes and plot lines Which is not to say that the plot is a mess If you ever read it, scan the first parts to avoid boredom but WATCH the DATE hide spoiler view spoiler Gaelach Taisteal can be found in My Writings but don t bother trying to read it unless you re utterly beside yourself with nothing better to do, like perhaps take a nap, or get drunk hide spoiler The book was initially for sale onand a couple other places, but for some reason it is no longer available from .I encourage any would be writers who read this review to get a copy may no longer be possible and see what others have been able to do Perhaps you ll think Hey I can do that too , and be off on your own writing journey

  2. says:

    This is an e book by first time authors of Goodreads Ireland and was gathered together by Gerard Cappa It is a selection of poetry and short stories I myself created the cover and wrote a short account of the creative process involved All profits will go to charity.On the whole it is a good effort for novice writers and the stories are all different in theme and style There is a mixture of horror, science fiction, heartache and surrealism, so something to suit all tastes.I think that it is a This is an e book by first time authors of Goodreads Ireland and was gathered together by Gerard Cappa It is a selection of poetry and short stories I myself created the cover and wrote a short account of the creative process involved All profits will go to charity.On the whole it is a good effort for novice writers and the stories are all different in theme and style There is a mixture of horror, science fiction, heartache and surrealism, so something to suit all tastes.I think that it is a diamond in the rough and there is raw talent there that should be developed further It could be edited a bitbut a good read all the same I have a feeling this is the first stepping stone for the new authors from Goodreads Ireland to carry on with their writhing and I wish them the best of luck

  3. says:

    Which criteria would be fair and equitable for rating this collection Using Irish short story greats as the benchmark like Michael MacLaverty, James Stephens, Frank O Connor, John McGahern, M irt n Cadhain or Seosamh Mac Grianna Or take into account that these writers rose to the challenge to produce this work for the Goodreads Ireland Group, and that none have been published before and, indeed, most have not attempted any creative writing since their school days longer ago for some than ot Which criteria would be fair and equitable for rating this collection Using Irish short story greats as the benchmark like Michael MacLaverty, James Stephens, Frank O Connor, John McGahern, M irt n Cadhain or Seosamh Mac Grianna Or take into account that these writers rose to the challenge to produce this work for the Goodreads Ireland Group, and that none have been published before and, indeed, most have not attempted any creative writing since their school days longer ago for some than others I am listed here as one of the authors but my role was merely to collate and process the writing of others I am both close enough and detached enough to appreciate the creative endeavour the writers brought to the process and the nuggets of insight and unvarnished emotion that shine from the pages.It must be 5 stars

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